A new-year message from the CEO

Up the permavucalution!

Machine of the state

Welcome to the era of AI nationalism

Sovereigns the world over are racing to control their technological destinies

Bragging rights

Who was the best CEO of 2023?

We measure up the business world’s top dogs

Defence of the reLLM

China is shoring up the great firewall for the AI age

The Communist Party has created a thriving but sanitised digital economy. Can it do the same with artificial intelligence?

Growth versus greenery

New rules for America’s green-hydrogen industry are controversial

In the tension between growth and greenery, the Biden administration leans green-ward

4,000 terabits under the sea

Big tech and geopolitics are reshaping the internet’s plumbing

Data cables are turning into economic and strategic assets

Seeking independence

How an ugly marital feud could change Indian business

Independent directors could become less toothless


Can anyone bar Europe do luxury?

The old continent enjoys a unique blend of heritage, skills and strategy


The return of The Economist’s agony uncle

Max Flannel is back to grapple with your workplace headaches

Straitened out

Attacks on shipping in the Red Sea are a blow to global trade

But alternative routes are a boon for shipping firms

Season’s grumblings

German business is fed up with a government in disarray

And now it braces for budgetary austerity

Un-appy returns

What Google’s antitrust defeat means for the app economy

Tech giants will try to defend their profit pools in the face of courts and regulators